Alfonso

 
$11.99
ISBN: 9781416912057
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2009

A very thought-provoking read. If you are a parent, I suggest that you read the book first before having your child read it. It will generate an interesting conversation concerning a polarizing topic. Creepy, haunting, and interesting in a Post-apocalyptic world. Could this really happen?

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By Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Lucia Graves (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143034902
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Published: Penguin Books - January 25th, 2005

A beautifully written novel by a talented writer. Daniel Sempere is taken to the cemetery of forgotten books and must choose a book to take care of and make his own. He chooses the novel “The Shadow of the Wind” By Julian Carax. Daniel is then approached by a mysterious man who wants to buy the book and destroy it. Daniel becomes obsessed in finding other books by Carax and unlocking his mysterious past.

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780393337129
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 2009

If you ever wanted to know what goes on in the art world, then this is the book for you. My favorite chapters are “The Auction” and “The Studio Visit.” In the Studio Visit, Sarah takes us into the workshop of Takashi Murakani.

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780689852237
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Published: Simon Pulse - May 2004

El Patron runs the small country Opium which divides the United States and former Mexico. A young boy named Matt has lived the first 6 years of his life sheltered from everyone else because he’s not like everyone else. In fact, Matt was cloned from the DNA of El Patron.

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$15.00
ISBN: 9780425226001
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Published: Berkley Publishing Group - October 2008

The best book I have read in a very long time! Lopez does a magnificent job telling the story of Nathaniel Ayers, a schizophrenic musician living in the streets of LA. Ayers passion for music floats off the page like a lovely sonata and is a form of inspiration to all. The story will make you think of your own passions, and I guarantee that you will love this book.

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$13.00
ISBN: 9780156034678
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Published: Harvest Books - February 4th, 2008

A beautifully written memoir. At the age of 17, Lynne has a once in a lifetime experience with a baby whale during one of her early morning workouts off the California Coast. The book is elegantly written, warm, tender, and completely touching. It's the type of book that can bring a happy tear to your eye with an uplifting ending! This is a charming quick read. A MUST READ!

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By Sue Roe
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060545598
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 23rd, 2007

This remarkable biography takes you inside the lives of these revolutionary artists. Roe takes you inside the cafes of Paris and gives you an insight on how these impressionists changed the way we see art. A must buy!

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$14.99
ISBN: 9780061142024
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 29th, 2006

Gaiman has created a funny and dark fairy tale full of magic, talking animals, and adventure.  Tristran Thorn ventures into the land of Faerie to retrieve a fallen star for his love Victoria.  He finds the fallen star named Yvaine and is set on returning her to his love, but the witch queen and the sons of the Lord of Stormhold have other plans.

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